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January 20, 2017 - Industry News

Ford GT Previews 'Dashboard of the Future'

Photo of GT instrument cluster in Sport mode courtesy of Ford.

Ford has developed a new digital instrument display for its 2017 GT supercar that provides ideas about how the automaker will approach instrument panels in future vehicles further down the lineup.

Tags: Supercar, Dashboard, Ford, Instrument Panel

January 17, 2017 - Industry News

2018 Ford Mustang Gets Sleeker, Drops V-6

Photo of 2018 Mustang GT courtesy of Ford.

Ford's Mustang sport car will arrive for 2018 with a sleeker look, lower hood, new transmission, and one less engine choice, Ford has announced.

Tags: Ford Mustang, Ford, Sports Cars, 2018-MY

January 12, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Expands Recall for Takata Air Bags

Photo courtesy of Ford.

This latest action affects more than 654,000 Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles in the U.S.

Tags: Lincoln, Mercury, Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ, 2012-MY, Recalls, Ford Mustang, Lincoln MKX, 2005-MY, Takata, Ford Ranger, Ford, Mercury Milan, Ford Edge, Air Bags, Lincoln Zephyr

January 9, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Reviving Ranger Pickup for 2019

Image: Ford.

Ford will bring the Ranger mid-size pickup truck back to the North American market for the 2019 model year and the Bronco midsize SUV to global markets for the 2020 model year, the OEM announced at the Detroit auto show.

Tags: Ford Ranger, Ford, Mid-Size Pickups, 2019-MY, Detroit Auto Show, Ford Bronco, 2020-MY

January 8, 2017 - Industry News

First-Ever F-150 Diesel Improves MPG for 2018

Photo of the 2018 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

The 2018 F-150 will offer optional diesel power for the first time since the introduction of the model in 1975, as Ford will offer a turbo-diesel V-6 engine and updated versions of the gasoline-powered V-6, turbo V-6, and V-8, Ford announced ahead of the Detroit auto show.

Tags: Ford F-150, Diesel Engines, Ford, Large Pickups, Detroit Auto Show, 2018-MY

January 5, 2017 - Industry News

Commercial Fleet Sales Increase 2.7% in 2016

Sales of pickups, vans, and SUVs to businesses pushed commercial fleet sales 2.7% higher in 2016, which offset a decline in commercial sales of passenger cars, according to Automotive Fleet data.

Tags: Fleet Sales, Ford, General Motors, FCA

January 4, 2017 - Industry News

Toyota, Ford Form Organization to Improve Phone to Car Connectivity

Logo: SDL

SmartDeviceLink Consortium is a nonprofit organization working to providing consumers access to smartphone apps using voice commands and in-vehicle displays with an open source software platform.

Tags: Mobile Apps, Ford, Toyota, Voice Recognition

January 4, 2017 - Industry News

Ford to Expand Autonomous Fleet for 2017

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Motor Co. is once again tripling the size of its fully autonomous Ford Fusion Hybrid test vehicles for 2017.

Tags: Ford, Autonomous Vehicles, Lidar

January 4, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Sells More than 26M F-Series Trucks

Image courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

Ford is celebrating a major milestone as F-Series now reigns as the top-selling truck in the country for 40 consecutive years and best-selling vehicle for 35 years, selling more than 26 million F-Series trucks since January 1977.

Tags: Ford, Ford F-Series, Large Pickups, Truck Sales

January 3, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Cancels Plans for Mexico Plant, Invests in Michigan

Ford has canceled plans for a $1.6 billion plant in Mexico and is now investing $700 million in production at its Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan.

Tags: Michigan, Ford, Assembly Plants, Donald Trump, Mexico

January 3, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Looking to Electrify F-150, Transit Custom Van by 2020

Ford has announced that the F-150 will be electrified by 2020. Pictured is a gasoline powered 2017 F-150 XLT courtesy of Ford.

Ford announced seven global electrified vehicles that it plans to introduce in the next five years, which includes hybrid versions of the F-150 pickup and a plug-in hybrid Transit Custom van.

Tags: Ford F-150, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Autonomous Vehicles, Ford Transit Custom

December 28, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Unveils Next-Gen Autonomous Fusion Hybrid

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Motor Company has revealed its next-generation Fusion Hybrid autonomous development vehicle that uses Ford’s autonomous vehicle platform.

Tags: Ford Fusion Hybrid, Ford, Autonomous Vehicles

December 21, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Multiple Models for Potential Oil Leaks

Photo of Ford Explorer courtesy of Ford.

The recall affects 1,157 Taurus, Flex, Explorer, Police Interceptor Utility, and Lincoln MKT vehicles with 3.5-liter GTDI engines — all in the 2016 or 2017 model years.  

Tags: Ford Taurus, Lincoln, Ford Explorer, Lincoln MKT, Recalls, Ford, Ford Flex, 2016-MY, 2017-MY, Ford Police Interceptor Utility

December 21, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Super Duty Trucks for Fire Risk

Photo courtesy of Ford.

The recall covers more than 7,000 2017-model year trucks in the U.S.

Tags: Recalls, Ford, 2017-MY, Ford Super Duty, Large Pickups

December 12, 2016 - Industry News

Customers Dream Up Custom 2017 Ford Super Duty

Oil and gas extraction: Ford F-250 Super Duty 4x4 SuperCab XL (Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.)

Super Duty Insiders have configured their dream pickups and chassis cabs – designed with the right cab configurations, engines, towing and hauling options, plus smart technology features – creating a cheat sheet for other fleets in heavy-duty industries.

Tags: Ford Super Duty, Custom Specifications, Ford, 2017-MY

December 8, 2016 - Industry News

2017 Ford Fusion's Return-to-Park Shifter Reduces Rollaways

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford will offer a rotary shifter that returns its 2017 Fusion to park when the driver exits the car so the sedan is less likely to roll away, according to Ford.

Tags: Safety Technology, Ford Fusion, Ford, Mid-Size Sedans, 2017-MY

December 2, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Fusion, Lincoln MKZ for Seat Belts

Image of Ford Fusion courtesy of Ford.

The recall covers nearly 603,000 vehicles in the 2013 to 2016 model years.

Tags: Lincoln, Seat Belts, Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ, Recalls, 2013-MY, Ford, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, 2016-MY

November 29, 2016 - Global News

OEMs Plan Joint Venture for European Fast-Charging Network

Photo: Ford

BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche have signed a memorandum of understanding to create the highest-powered charging network in Europe.

Tags: Audi, Porsche, Volkswagen, Daimler AG, Ford, Europe, BMW Group

November 23, 2016 - Press Release

Ford Delivers Thanksgiving Day Meals to Homebound Seniors

Ford Motor Company is again teaming up with the Detroit Area Agency on Aging for the ninth consecutive year as part of the Holiday Meals on Wheels Thanksgiving program. Their efforts will ensure that more than 6,000 area homebound seniors can enjoy a Thanksgiving Day meal.

Tags: Charity, Ford

November 16, 2016 - Global News

Brazil Auto Industry Seeing Modest Gains

With the opening of the Sao Paulo Auto Show this week, forecasts for growth in the auto industry remain modest.

Tags: Toyota, Ford, Brazil, GM

November 15, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Bringing EcoSport Baby SUV to U.S.

Photo by Paul Clinton.

With the help of radio and TV personality Ryan Seacrest and a trio of hip hop artists, Ford unveiled its EcoSport subcompact SUV on the eve of the Los Angeles Auto Show at a social-media-fueled Nov. 14 pop-up event near Hollywood Boulevard.

Tags: Ford, L.A. Auto Show, Compact SUVs, Ford EcoSport

November 10, 2016 - Industry News

Ford to Unveil EcoSport Subcompact SUV

Ford will unveil its EcoSport subcompact SUV in Los Angeles on Monday ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show as the first of four new SUVs on the way from Ford.

Tags: Ford, L.A. Auto Show, Compact SUVs, Ford EcoSport

November 3, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Developing Evasive Steering, Wrong-Way Alert

Photo of wrong-way alert courtesy of Ford.

Ford is developing several next-generation driver-assisting technologies, including evasive steering that can steer the vehicle away from a collision if the driver doesn't respond and an alert that recognizes when a driver is heading the wrong direction on a road.

Tags: Safety Technology, Ford, Steering

October 31, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Names Autonomous Vehicle Executive

Laura Merling, vice president of autonomous vehicle solutions for Ford Smart Mobility. Photo courtesy of Ford.

Silicon Valley veteran Laura Merling will service as vice president of autonomous vehicle solutions for subsidiary Ford Smart Mobility.

Tags: Ford, Executive Appointment, Autonomous Vehicles

October 26, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Escape, Mercury Mariner Recalled for Fuel Leaks

Photo of Mercury Mariner courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

The recall, tied to the fuel delivery module flange assembly, covers more than 329,000 vehicles in the U.S.

Tags: Ford Escape, Mercury, Mercury Mariner, 2010-MY, 2011-MY, 2012-MY, Recalls, Ford, Compact SUVs

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